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UKTV: Record Q1 viewing

UKTV: Record Q1 viewing

Multichannel programmer UKTV has released consolidated viewing figures from the first quarter of the year and announced its highest ever Q1 share of viewing (4.73 per cent) with UKTV Originals…

Australia: Freeview enhanced HbbTV platform

Australia: Freeview enhanced HbbTV platform

Freeview Australia has launched its free enhanced HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) service, which it says will provide Australians with a more seamless integration between broadcast and on-demand BVoD services.…

‘Unforgotten’ catch-up requests boost viewing figures

‘Unforgotten’ catch-up requests boost viewing figures

Full series consolidated data for the fourth series of police procedural drama Unforgotten reveals that the average audience has increased by an impressive 3 million viewers on the overnight audience,…

90% of UK adults used BBC services in last 12 months

90% of UK adults used BBC services in last 12 months

More than 90 per cent of UK adults used BBC services each week, across the last 12 months – with a monthly figure of 97 per cent. There was also…

BET TV going digital-only on My5, Pluto TV

BET TV going digital-only on My5, Pluto TV

BET International has announced that My5, Channel 5’s on-demand streaming platform, will be the official home of BET UK as it transitions to a digital-first brand on April 8th in…

BBC calls for “radical” role reappraisal

BBC calls for “radical” role reappraisal

Clare Sumner, Director of Policy at the BBC, has called for a radical reappraisal of the role the Corporation plays in shaping the wider broadcast market to inform the debate…

Formula E extends BBC FTA deal

Formula E extends BBC FTA deal

With the start of Season 7 fast approaching,  all-electric racing series Formula E has confirmed another broadcast deal with the extension of its media partnership with BBC Sport to show…

My Mum Tracy Beaker sets CBBC iPlayer record

The BBC has reported large audience numbers for the return of iconic character Tracy Beaker. On iPlayer, My Mum Tracy Beaker was streamed 2.1 million times in its first three…

TV licence fee increase confirmed

TV licence fee increase confirmed

The UK Government has confirmed that from April 1st 2021, the cost of the annual television licence fee will increase from £157.50 (€178.90) to £159.00. The Government, which is responsible…

ITV Management Board appointments

ITV Management Board appointments

UK commercial PSB ITV has confirmed that Magnus Brooke, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, and Dan Colton, Group Strategy and Transformation Director, are to join the company’s Management Board…

BBC reveals financial transformation results

BBC reveals financial transformation results

The BBC has set out how it has transformed its finances over the past decade to ensure it continues to deliver exceptional value for all audiences. The Corporation has faced…

STV Player sees record-breaking start to 2021

STV Player, the free streaming service run by Scottish broadcaster STV, has kicked off 2021 with a record-breaking performance. The platform delivered 12.5 million streams in January, an increase of…

Data: Strong growth for Oz BVoD

Data: Strong growth for Oz BVoD

Data from research firm Roy Morgan shows 8.6 million Australians now watch Broadcast Video on Demand’(BVoD) services which include ABC iView, SBS On Demand, 7plus, 9Now and 10 Play. All…

BBC iPlayer checks into Bate’s Motel

BBC iPlayer checks into Bate’s Motel

The BBC has acquired all five seasons of Bates Motel from NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The series, which aired between 2013 and 2017, is a prequel tale to Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal…

ITV Hub sees January viewing surge

ITV Hub sees January viewing surge

The ITV Hub has exceeded its targets for January 2021 across both consumption hours and monthly active users, owing to a strong New Year schedule dominated by new drama and…